Radioactive dating christianity

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The following material has been taken from a sheet entitled Several Faulty Assumptions Are Used in all Radiometric Dating Methods.Carbon 14 is used for this example:, which was put out by Dr. is presently only 1/3 of the way to an equilibrium value which will be reached in 30,000 years. Knowing how faulty creationist "facts" can be, let's do a little research of our own.You can get any date you like depending on the assumptions you make.And that is what geologist do, they make up an assumed geological history for rock depending on the numbers that come from the geochronology lab (see Dating secrets).A swimming race illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time.This swimmer is competing in a 1,500 metre race and we have an accurate, calibrated wristwatch.

In other words, the fatal problem with all radioactive dates is that they are all based on assumptions about the past.But they omit discussion of the basic flaw in the method: you cannot measure the age of a rock using radioactive dating because you were not present to measure the radioactive elements when the rock formed and you did not monitor the way those elements changed over its entire geological history.If you check this educational page by the US Geological Society you will see that they spend all their time talking about the technicalities of radioactive decay.This illustrates the whole problem with the radioactive dating of geological events.Those who promote the reliability of the method spend a lot of time impressing you with the details of radioactive decay, half-lives, mass-spectroscopes, etc.

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